Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo. Photo: AFP Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo. Photo: AFP
Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo. Photo: AFP
South Korea

exclusive | ‘Dirty tricks’ were planned in South Korea’s first democratic election, CIA files show

  • Ahead of the landmark election in 1987, the military-backed ruling camp so feared the loss of its hand-picked candidate that it drew up detailed plans to fix the poll, declassified US intelligence shows
  • The documents also show that the South Korean government was prepared to crack down hard on any unrest following the vote

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Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo. Photo: AFP Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo. Photo: AFP
Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo. Photo: AFP
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